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Robert K. Dellenbach
Second Quorum of the Seventy
March 31, 1990 (1990-03-31) – June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06)
End reasonTransferred to First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
Personal details
BornRobert Kent Dellenbach
(1937-05-10) May 10, 1937 (age 81)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Robert Kent Dellenbach (born May 10, 1937) was an American educational administrator and has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1990. He was the eighteenth general president of the Young Men organization of the LDS Church from 1998 to 2001.

Dellenbach was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Clinton, Utah. After high school, he served as an LDS Church missionary in West Germany for 30 months. Upon returning to the United States, Dellenbach earned a degree from the University of Utah and an MBA degree from Brigham Young University. Dellenbach became a vice president with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and later became president of the Alaska Methodist University (now Alaska Pacific University) in Anchorage. He served as president of that university from July 1975 to July 1976. At the end of his term the university suspended all operations for a year.[1] He also worked for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, and at the Institute for Advanced Technology of Control Data Corporation in Rockville, Maryland.

Prior to his call as a church general authority, Dellenbach was a bishop, stake president, and a regional representative of the Twelve Apostles in the church. He was the president of the Germany Düsseldorf and the Germany Munich Missions of the church. In 1990, he became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. In 1992, he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy.

In 1998, Dellenbach succeeded Jack H. Goaslind as the general president of the Young Men organization. Dellenbach had twice been Goaslind's second counselor (1990–91; 1997) and had twice been his first counselor (1991–92; 1997–98). While Young Men General President Dellenbach encouraged local units to adopt the venture program.[2] He was released from this responsibility in 2001 and was succeeded by his own first counselor, F. Melvin Hammond.

During his tenure as a general authority, Dellenbach served in a number of area presidencies, including Europe, based in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Pacific Islands, based in Auckland, New Zealand.

In October 2007 Dellenbach was given general authority emeritus status. Since then he has served as the LDS Church's official liaison to the Salvation Army, Utah Chapter.[3] Dellenbach was the moving force behind the building of the Monson Scout Lodge at the Hinckley Scout Ranch in Utah.[4]

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Jack H. Goaslind
General President of the Young Men
1998–2001
Succeeded by
F. Melvin Hammond


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